Skyroot, Dhruva & Bellatrix win India’s National Startup Awards

Three Indian space startups have clinched awards in the country's National Startup Awards 2020, under the Space Startups segment, out of a total of 15 entries. These startups are: Skyroot Aerospace, winner...

Chinese startup Guoyao Tech working on electromagnetic propulsion for rockets

On September 20, Guangzhou-based company Guoyao Tech announced plans for a new launch system based on electromagnetic propulsion, with the aim of eventually replacing chemical rockets. The company's first step would...

Nanoracks & Japan’s GITAI to perform technical demonstration of a robot in ISS airlock

In 2021, space robotics start-up GITAI, in collaboration with Nanoracks, will conduct a technical demonstration of a GITAI robot executing versatile tasks inside the Nanoracks’ Bishop Airlock Module installed on Node...

Singapore rocket company Equatorial signs MoU with UK launch broker CST for maiden flight...

Singapore-based rocket company, Equatorial Space Systems (ESS), has announced a new partnership with UK-based Commercial Space Technologies Ltd (CST) for launch services to CST’s clients using the company’s Volans small launcher,...

The engineering ingenuity of Rocket Lab’s Electron and Photon

Rocket Lab’s Electron vehicle, which is all about providing low-cost access to space for small payloads, is back in service after a failed Flight 13 mission just a little more than...

Interview: COO of Odysseus Space on Taiwan, laser technologies & automation in space

Odysseus Space is a NewSpace company founded in Taiwan in 2016, by three French engineers. In 2018, Odysseus opened a second office in Luxembourg, after winning the Luxembourg Space Agency’s SpaceResources.lu...

Momentus to launch Taiwan’s IRIS-A satellite

Momentus, which is developing the Vigoride orbital transfer vehicle which uses water plasma thrusters, has signed an agreement with Taiwan's National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) and Odysseus Space for the upcoming...

Interview: CEO of SpaceChain on blockchain, shared constellations & crowdfunding for space missions

SpaceChain is a Singapore-headquartered organization developing a community-based space platform combining space and blockchain technologies. The initiative was founded by Jeff Garzik, who was one of the original Bitcoin developers, and...

Hungary’s Space Activities (Part 2): The smallsat programme & PocketQube missions

In Part 1 of this 2-part interview series, SpaceTech Asia interviewed János Solymosi, Founder & Director for Aerospace & Defense at BHE Bonn Hungary Electronics (BHE), on the traditional space industry...

Interview: Space BD’s CEO on ISS nanosatellite launches, changes in JAXA, and Japan’s space...

Space BD is a Japanese space startup focusing on facilitating nanosatellite launch services. Currently, they provide launch opportunities from Japan’s module in the International Space Station (ISS), and have started offering rideshare opportunities on...

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Interview: Founder of OrbitX on sustainable launches, the Philippines’ space industry

Last week, the Philippines' first rocket company Orbital Exploration Technologies announced its plans to develop a suborbital two-stage rocket, OrbitX Haribon SLS-1, powered by...

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